H&M signs lease at Chicago’s Ford City Mall

Addition of global fashion retailer part of Mall’s major redevelopment

H&M, Hennes and Mauritz Inc., one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way, has announced a new location at Ford City Mall in Chicago, Illinois. The approximately 23,000 square-foot store is set to open in the fall of 2018. This marks another milestone in the mall’s multimillion dollar renovation designed by Chicago based OKW Architects.

According to Tracy Munno, General Manager of Ford City Mall, H&M is one of the retailers most requested by the mall’s shopper base. “H&M is such a popular, dynamic brand, and the perfect fit for Ford City. We’re excited to offer our customers the latest trends at great prices,” she says. “With all the improvements already taken place with the mall’s redevelopment, H&M is such a great addition.”Ford City Logo

The new H&M location will offer quality clothing for the whole family, with collections for ladies, men and teens, as well as separate “store within a store” sections for accessories. The Ford City Mall location will also carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14 year olds. The breadth and variety of H&M collections make it easier for any consumer to find fashionable products, no matter their personal style. With an emphasis on design, quality, and sustainability, H&M offers inspiring, high fashion at an unbeatable value.

H&M prides itself on its support of local economies by adding jobs with each new location and the new Ford City Mall location will add approximately 20 job opportunities. In 2017, H&M was the highest ranked fashion retailer on Forbes America’s Best Employers list and was named on Business of Fashion’s list of Best Companies to Work for in Fashion.

Sustainability is an integral part of H&M. The brand is growing and making significant long-term investments for sustainable development. In 2013, H&M launched Garment Collecting, an in-store clothing recycling project and was the first global fashion company to implement such a program. In 2016 alone, H&M U.S. diverted over two million lbs. of unwanted textiles from landfills.

Since H&M opened the doors to its first U.S. store 17 years ago, the U.S. has been one of the retailer’s most successful markets. H&M is proud to offer U.S. consumers quality fashion at competitive prices at its 492 locations across the country, and looks forward to continued expansion at the best properties worldwide.

Ford City Mall is located at 7601 South Cicero Avenue in Chicago, USA. It features over 100 stores, restaurants and theatres, including Carson’s, JCPenney (with a Sephora store inside), Ross Dress For Less, Chipotle, Bath & Body Works White Barn, The Children’s Place, Footlocker, Zales, Marshalls, Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Zemsky’s, AMC Theatres 14 and others. It is managed by Chicago-based Mid-America Asset Management, Inc. For more information, contact Tracy Munno at (773) 526-4965. http://www.shopfordcitymall.com

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz AB was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M group has more than 4300 stores in 66 markets including franchise markets. In 2016, sales including VAT were SEK approximately 223 billion. The number of employees amounts to more than 161000.